The City above the city competition

This challenges architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Material, Renovation
Country Finland
Registration Deadline 30 September 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 September 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
THE CITY ABOVE THE CITY challenges architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants are asked to select a centrally-located building in one of the world’s most populated cities and develop an innovative wood design solution that adds density through additional floor area. Known buildings, especially buildings under threat of demolition are encouraged as sites for revitalization, new development and innovation.
The competition does not impose a specific site or city. Entrants are encouraged to select a site within one of the world's densest cities. Cities and sites which entrants deem are particularly suited to address issues of global urban housing needs are preferred.
Recommended cities; Berlin, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Paris, Shanghai, Stockholm and Washington DC.
Entrants must choose an existing building or neighborhood that they deem provides a great opportunity to meet urban housing needs through the construction of additional floors. Known buildings, especially buildings under threat of demolition are recommended. While design solutions can span between or extend out from buildings, all solutions MUST build upwards! Participants should use the existing context of the city to reinforce the character of the proposal.
The size of the building or site chosen is only dictated by the ambitions of individual proposals.

Jury
Michael Green– Chairman, the founder of MGA, not for profit school DBR | Design Build Research
Mike Kane, a British senior lecturer at London South Bank University in architecture, and a director of KMK Architects
Stefan Winter, a professor at the Chair of Timber Construction and Structural at the Technical University of Munich

Prize
1 GRAND PRIZE: 10,000 €
2 SECOND PRIZES: 5,000 €
5 THIRD PRIZES: 2,000 €

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: October 2016

Organizer
METSÄ WOOD

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